Po­lice an­nounce ser­vice mod­i­fi­ca­tions due to COVID-19

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - LOCAL NEWS - Times-Her­ald staff re­port

In re­sponse to COVID-19, the Vallejo Po­lice Depart­ment has made sev­eral ser­vice changes.

Ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately, the po­lice records front lobby will be closed start­ing Tues­day un­til fur­ther no­tice, VPD Capt. Ja­son Potts an­nounced in a Mon­day af­ter­noon press re­lease. In­di­vid­u­als wish­ing to ob­tain copies of po­lice re­ports should call (707) 648-4491 be­tween the hours from 9:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. or should ini­ti­ate their re­quest through Vallejo Po­lice on­line ser­vices at www.valle­jopd.com or https://www. city of vallejo.net/city_hall/ de­part­ments ___ di­vi­sions/ po­lice.

Re­ports will be re­leased via email or gen­eral mail, and all fin­ger­print­ing and non-es­sen­tial records func­tions will be sus­pended un­til fur­ther no­tice, Potts added.

The Vallejo Po­lice Depart­ment Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Sec­tion at 2 Florida St. will be closed to the gen­eral pub­lic. Those need­ing po­lice ser­vices should con­tact dis­patch at (707) 648-4321 (non-emer­gency) or 9-1-1 (emer­gency).

All code en­force­ment fees should be mailed into 2 Florida Street, Vallejo, CA 94590. Ci­ti­zens may also call (707) 648-4469.

Per­sons need­ing as­sis­tance ar­riv­ing at the Vallejo Po­lice Depart­ment, lo­cated at 111 Amador St. are asked to uti­lize the ded­i­cated phone by the en­try door to speak di­rectly to a po­lice dis­patcher.

The depart­ment will be­gin to ac­cept re­ports of none­mer­gent mat­ters over the tele­phone to limit ex­po­sure be­tween of­fi­cers and mem­bers of the pub­lic when ap­pro­pri­ate.

“Your call will be screened to de­ter­mine if it meets cri­te­ria, and the in­for­ma­tion will be taken over the tele­phone or on­line at www.valle­jopd.com,” Potts said. “All com­mu­nity en­gage­ment ac­tiv­i­ties, such as large com­mu­nity meet­ings and events, have been can­celed un­til fur­ther no­tice.”

Potts fur­ther said that all po­lice of­fi­cers will con­tinue to re­spond to all calls for ser­vice where a re­sponse is de­ter­mined to be nec­es­sary.

“We will con­tinue to mon­i­tor this sit­u­a­tion and ad­vise of any fur­ther changes as war­ranted,” Potts said. “We thank you for your un­der­stand­ing and pledge to stand with our com­mu­nity as we col­lec­tively weather this storm.”

The depart­ment is en­cour­ag­ing the pub­lic to con­tinue to take the nec­es­sary pre­cau­tions — wash hands, keep hands away from one’s face, clean heav­ily used sur­faces and avoid large gath­er­ings.

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